She was born in Cocoa Beach, Florida, but considers Huntsville, Alabama, to be her hometown.



Other occupation Engineer

Space time 28d 02h 07m

Selection 1987 NASA Group

Missions STS-47, STS-60, STS-85

After graduating from Auburn University in 1977, Davis joined Texaco in Bellaire, Texas, working as a petroleum engineer in tertiary oil recovery. She left there in 1979 to work for NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center as an aerospace engineer. She was soon selected as a Astronaut. After several years of work with NASA she retired in 2005 and went to work with Jacobs as Vice President and General Manager.

She enjoys flying, ice skating, snow skiing, water sports, and needlework.



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*Thomas "Ken" Mattingly      *Clifton Curtis 'C.C.' Williams    *Henry "Hank" Hartsfield     *James Shelton Voss             *Nancy Jan Davis                 *Kathryn Ryan Cordell Thornton




Auburn Astronaut Alumni